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The jungle cith of Pucallpa is located 305 miles northeast of the capital, Lima.
A man identifying himself as William Zea, a passenger on the plane, told CPN radio by telephone that the plane was traveling on a route from Lima to Pucallpa, and from there onto the northern jungle city of Iquitos when ``the plane suffered some malfunction and we went down.''
``There are more than 20 people injured, some of them with burns, as well as fractures,'' he said.
Tomas Ruiz, another passenger, told Radioprogramas: ``It seems it was a matter of the weather. Ten minutes before we were to land in Pucallpa, the plane began to shake a lot.''
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I don't think there's anything wrong with the jet fuel, and I don't think more planes are crashing than usual, the NTSB should have numbers on that.
In any case, I think the recent spate of plane crashes in the news is most likely a diversion away from other topics.
The question in my mind is, what's being concealed behind this smoke and these mirrors?
Originally posted by asala
Geez i was just hearing that rescue workers are not going to be able to get to the scene till tomorrow due to bad weather,
"There are 40 cadavers that rescue teams are pulling from the wreckage. There could be more deaths. We assume some 60 people in total since we've rescued 20 injured people," a police officer in Pucallpa, who wasn't further identified, told Radioprogramas radio.
LIMA, Aug. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- A Peruvian passenger plane on Tuesday made an emergency landing without its landing gear on a road near a jungle airport in heavy storms, and there are some injuries, firefighters said.
The plane, operated by state airlines TANS, was flying from Lima to the jungle town of Pucalpa in central Peru when it came down 4.8 kilometers from the runway, police in the area said.
However, neither police nor the airport officials were unable to tell how many people were aboard the plane.
According to some passengers, about 20 people were injured in the crash landing. Enditem
Originally posted by madhatter
I'm' going to the US next year, I'm wondering if I should be going by ship